News Release

On December 22, 2020, the Commission issued an order to extend the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through March 31, 2021. The Commission also established Utility reporting requirements, and opened Order No. 37506 as a repository for information filed by relevant Utilities on ...
Read More PUC extends the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through March 31, 2021 (Order No. 37506)

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of LAUNIUPOKO IRRIGATION CO., LLC, for Commission approval of a temporary rate increase for non-potable (irrigation) water services in the Launiupoko area. The Commission will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and telephonic participation by ...
Read More Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC for a Temporary Rate Increase

December 18, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – The Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a virtual status conference regarding Hawaiian Electric’s plans in anticipation of the AES Plant Retirement in 2022. The agenda and link to the livestream of the Status Conference are available here.

December 11, 2020 – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has released a Request for Quotes for the audit of YB’s financial and management practices.

The PUC will be releasing an RFP for a Case and Document Management System (“CDMS”) Solutions Integrator to replace its current Document Management System (DMS).  The RFP will be issued on or about October 19, 2020 on the State of Hawaii’s HIePro website.

The Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) has scheduled a virtual hearing to present questions to the Parties in the Commission’s investigation into Performance-Based Regulation (“PBR”). This hearing represents the culmination of over two years of collaborative working group meetings, workshops, briefing, and discovery, during which the Parties have developed and refined a suite of proposed regulatory ...
Read More Docket No. 2018-0088 – Hearing on the PUC’s investigation into Performance-Based Regulation

On September 9, 2020, the Public Utilities Commission issued an order ruling on Hu Honua’s Motion for Reconsideration in Docket No. 2017-0122. Summary of Decision Full Text of the Decision Docket No. 2017-0122

In a decision issued on Aug. 17, 2020, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46 percent with several conditions over the next 12 months. As a result of the Commission’s decision, Young Brothers will resume the full “pre-COVID” sailing schedule by Sept. 1, 2020, which will restore ...
Read More PUC Approves Young Brothers’ Emergency Rate Increase with Conditions to Restore Sailings, Improve Customer Service, and Undergo Independent Audit

The Commission has scheduled a virtual evidentiary hearing for Young Brothers’ Motion for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief, filed on July 7, 2020. The hearing will take place on Friday, August 14, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Commission will host the hearing through WebEx for the parties, but will make the hearing open to ...
Read More Docket No. 2019-0117 Evidentiary Hearing on Young Brothers’ Motion for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief – August 14, 2020

Press Release – Hawaii Public Utilities Commission named SEPA’s 2020 Regulatory Innovation Power Player of the Year HONOLULU — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has named the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission as its Regulatory Innovation Power Play of the Year. The Commission was among eight categories of winners in the 2020 SEPA Power Players ...
Read More Press Release – Hawaii Public Utilities Commission named SEPA’s 2020 Regulatory Innovation Power Player of the Year